servers with huge state terms

Chandrashekhar Mullaparthi Chandrashekhar.Mullaparthi@REDACTED
Thu Dec 14 12:04:41 CET 2000

A very dirty hack would be to convert the tuple to a list before storing it
in your state and back to a tuple before using it!


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Luke Gorrie [mailto:luke@REDACTED]
> Sent: 14 December 2000 10:45
> To: erlang-questions@REDACTED
> Subject: servers with huge state terms
> Ahoy,
> I have a server process (gen_fsm) whose state is a very large
> term. This is a problem because when I get a crash report it's really
> long and hard to read - I've done things like ask xterm to have a
> thousand-line scrollback as a workaround.
> I'm tempted to move the larger parts of the state into an ets table
> (which would be pretty suitable, but I prefer the tuple) so that the
> server's state is more stringifyable - but does anyone know another
> approach for this sort of thing?
> Cheers,
> Luke

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